Elliott Ostler, Ed.D.
University of Nebraska at Omaha,
Teacher Education Department, 406n Roskens Hall, Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Institution Concentration Degree Year
University of South Dakota Math/Science Education Ed.D. 1993
University of Nebraska at Omaha Math/Science Education M.S. 1990
University of Nebraska at Omaha Math Education B.S. 1988
Years Position, Institution
2015-Present Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Nebraska at Omaha
2005-2015 Professor of STEM Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1999-2005 Associate Professor of Math Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1994-1999 Assistant Professor of Math Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1993-1994 Education Instructor, City University, Bellevue, Washington.
1990-1993 Mathematics Teacher, Elk Horn-Kimballton High School, Elk Horn, Iowa.
1990-1993 Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Iowa Western Community College
1999-2007 Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, College of St. Mary, Omaha.
1994-2012 Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Metro Community College, Omaha
1994-2006 Adjunct Mathematics/Science Instructor, Buena Vista University, Council Bluffs, IA
University of Nebraska at Omaha Course Assignments:
TED 8430 – School Curriculum Planning/STEM Curriculum Planning
TED 8010 – Introduction to Research
TED 8540 – Microcomputers in the Educational Process
TED 8970 – Independent Study (No FTE)
TED 8100 – Independent Research (No FTE)
TED 3000 – Special Topics in Mathematics (No FTE)
TED 4600 – Student Teacher Supervision
TED 4000 – Special Methods in the Content Area: Secondary Mathematics
TED 4330 – Teaching of Math, Elementary
University of Nebraska at Lincoln Course Assignment:
TEAC801 – Curriculum Inquiry in k-12 Mathematics
Adjunct Course Assignments
Basic Computational Mathematics
General Statistical Methods
Mathematics for Health Occupations
Mathematics for the Trades
Statistics (Calculus Based)
Applied Linear Algebra
Elementary Science Methods
Numbers and Geometry for Teachers
SELECTED REFEREED JOURNAL AND PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATIONS
Ostler, E. (2013). Exploring logarithms with a ruler. The Mathematics Teacher.
Ostler, E. (2012). 21st century STEM education: A tactical model for long range success. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology. (2)1, 28-33.
Grandgenett, N., Ostler, E., Topp, N., & Goeman, R. (2012). Robotics and Problem-Based Learning in STEM Formal Educational Environments. Robotics in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning (Chapter 5) pp. 94-119. IGI Global: Hershey, PA
Ostler, E. (2011). Teaching adaptive and strategic reasoning through formula derivation: Beyond formal semiotics. Sutra: International Journal of Mathematical Sciences Education. (4)2, 116-126.
Ostler, E., & Flesch, M. (2011). Suggestions for making vertical articulation between courses a tangible part of
the mathematics curriculum using Dynamic Solution Exercises. MathAMATYC: Journal for the Association
of Two Year Colleges. Fall, 2011.
Flesch, M., & Ostler, E. (2011). An analysis of how proctoring exams in online mathematics offerings affects
student learning and course integrity. International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Spring,
Ostler, E., Topp, N., Goeman, R., & Grandgenett, N. (2011). Contributing to the cyberinfrastructure: An
interactive STEM lesson development model for educational robotics. Proceedings for the Society for
Information Technology in Teacher Education conference. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Flesch, M., & Ostler, E. (2010). An analysis of proctored versus non-proctored tests in an online intermediate
algebra course. MathAMATYC: Journal for the Association of Two Year Colleges. Fall, 2010.
Ostler, E. (2009). From Robotics to semiotics: Using robots and graphing calculators to provide context for
traditional algebra skills. Proceedings for the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education
conference, p.p. 3606-3610. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N., & Mitchell, C. (2008). Innovations in mathematics assessment: Some reflections on
using Solution Dynamics to enhance quality indicators in mathematics. The Mathematics Educator. 18(2),
Ostler, E. (2008). Graphing to Guilloché, Functions to Fabergé (yes… as in eggs): An Examination of
Transformational Coefficients in Curve Sketching. Mathematical Connections. Series 2, Number 4.
Grandgenett, N., Ostler E., Jeanetta, J., Surface, J. (2007). Evaluating a four state workforce education project:
questions of investigative interest and impact threads. The Journal for Workforce Education and
Development, 2(4), 1-20.
Ostler, E. (2006). Geometric Addition Plus Logarithms Equals Geometric Multiplication. Practical Uses of Math
and Science (PUMAS Collection) http://pumas.jpl.nasa.gov/examples/layout.asp
Ostler, E. (2005). Regression analysis revisited: Deriving the regression equation using matrices. The Source,
Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N.F., Topp, N. (2001). Revisiting mathematics instruction in a graphing calculator
environment: An overview of teacher preparation. The Source, 3(1), 29-33.
Collaborators: B. Chen (University of Nebraska at Omaha); P. Clark (Strategic Air and Space Museum Education Director; Plattsmouth, NE); N. Grandgenett (University of Nebraska at Omaha); J. Harris (University of Texas); R. Mortenson (University of Nebraska at Omaha); Michael Flesch (Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska)